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an amazing movie coming out about whistle blowers and how the obama administration is cracking down on them. >> would you call it torture? >> waterboarding is something we shouldn't be in the business of doing. >> i was the first to confirm the water board torture on prisoners. >> i was about an hour into the interview i realized wait a minute, they're investigating me. cenk: amazing story. speaking of amazing the koch brothers, do you know they have been planning the tea party since 2002 that grassroots uprising? we've got the evidence, later in the show. we'll end on a fun note. are l.a. women unbearable? how's that for fun? go time. ♪ theme ♪ cenk: did you hear what i said earlier? we got a new sheriff in town! senator elizabeth warren, from the great state of massachusetts. they got the bank regulators in thursday. everybody was expecting softballs, as usual. rock again bob. sheriff warren's in town. >> now i know there have been some landmark settlements, but we face special issues with financial institutions. if they can break the law and drag in billions in profits and then turn
a question as to how the speech is going to go. >> mr. president how's the speech. obama: we'll find out tonight! we'll find out everything i've got to say tonight. cenk: all right. of course, north korea's in the news because they launched another nuke, at least tested one. we have no plans to invade them, because they have no royal. did i say that out loud? totally different situation. what is the president going to talk about in his speech? he he'll touch on korea. he's been talking about gun reform for a while and doing some degree of gun control what he would say is sensible gun control. he's going to talk about immigration. we've got to do immigration reform as well. he's got business interests labor interests and everybody lined up there. the republicans desperately need to get beyond that issue. he's going to talk about withdrawing from afghanistan as we have done from iraq. he's going to talk about the jobs and economy. now, what's not going to help is more of this spending cuts that the republicans are pushing and honestly the president will probably have some sort of deal on.
♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we've got kind of mixed news on a new obama appointee. that's better than usual. we'll tell you if she's right for interior secretary. we've got a great guest from the sierra club about that, and we have a great guest, a multimillionaire, who is saying raise taxes on the rich. don't miss that. and then we have two stories about--one on the cops, and how they're not doing their job in miami. the tape on that is unbelievable. [ sirens ] >> attention all units a 29 just occurred. >> investigators say he never moved. he was tied up with his lady frequent outside of dade land mall. >> cenk: what he didn't respond to is amazing. and then of course the guy who shot two other soldiers because he might have ptsd, he killed the top sniper we ever had. why did he do it, as how bad is ptsd among our troops, you'll find out. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: boy welcome to the "the young turks." we have an amaying story to start out with. two miami-dade officers fired and three others suspended. why? it's pretty serious stuff. they were not respondi
administrator for president obama. president obama want to nominate him to the head of the c.i.a. he was known to have been aware of or part of the torture. president obama insisted on renaming him head of the c.i.a. anyway. he said over the last four years, the american people have gotten used to how right wing i am, so will go along with my pick. the question is will the senate. >> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. if you would remove that individual please, as quickly as you can. thank you. >> kathy and my brother, tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. all right. >> pakistan, somalia. if you don't know who they are i have a list of all the names. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that they not be permitted to come back in. >> cenk: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them
for the burn. >> michael: last night president obama tells us everybody deserves a vote, but also everybody who is a victim of gun violence deserves a vote on gun gun--gun violence. now will that work? >> families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> michael: and the reply to that came from one thirsty senator. marco rubio shows us what watergate really is. >> the choice isn't just between big government and big business. >> michael: ladies and gentlemen, it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: well, it appears that the crazy last week and a half that southern california area has endured over the disappearance and the hiding and murderous rampage of chris dorner has finally come to an end. it didn't come to an end without a big fire, more gunshots, and of course the death of another deputy. a riverside county deputy sheriff was killed yesterday by dorner as he went down in a blaze of bullets. >> after an all--day standout filled with shootouts and drama it ended overnight in a blazing inf
the republicans with a like to tear it down. president obama had an example of someone who waited too long in line. this is part of the effort to prevent people were voting, which is what we don't want in a democracy. we want people to vote, right? president obama highlight desilene victor in his state of the union speech. >> obama: we should follow the example of a north miami woman named desilene victor, when desilene victor arrived at her polling place she was told the wait might be six hours. the time ticked around her concern was not her tired body or acre aching feet, her concern but whether people would be able to vote. she was able to 2039 on the sticker that said i voted. >> cenk: that was a special story. everybody liked that story--wrong. fox news did not like that story. they yucked it up about december lean victorier. >> that 102 woman should not be online. >> why not. >> what's the big deal. >> what else is she doing? >> she was happy. she waited in line. she was happy she was this to vote. >> hey helder up as a victim. what was she a victim of? >> cenk: they're making fun of the ras
performance are mixed. the big story was michelle obama's surprise appearance. steven gregory tweeted . . . many conservative movie goers commented on how unprecedenteded this appearance was. but history shows otherwise. ronald reagan made an appearance in the '80s which made sense because he was an actor. first lady laura bush made a brief appearance in a video at the 2002 oscars. and president george busch was going to make a presentation, but the idea was scrapped when it was clear the president wouldn't say the word pianist with a straight face. it reminds me of when citizen kaine lost out. at the time it didn't seem like that big of issue, but really -- oh come on. i have been waiting my whole life to give this -- please! ♪ >> michael: it's always great to hear analysis of hollywood's most glamorous night from a guy who watched it in sweat pants while eating easy mac with a spork. someone is also here in "the war room," check us out on line at current.com. have a great right. >> michael: is it a bunch of papal bull. >> this moment is going on. now it i
that investigation. >> i believe everyone in america believes this moment when we got bin-laden. >> obama: tonight i can report to the people of america and to the world that our operations killed owe sam bin. sow sam bin-laden. no americans were killed. they killed osama bin laden and took custody of his body. >> cenk: we know who the shooter s and we know he has left the military after 16 years of service, and we also know he will not be getting any benefits in terms of healthcare, etc. that seems to be devastating turn of events. remember he explained what happened after the shooting. look you saw it as "zero dark 30", you read about it. here is the description. >> while they were still checking the body, i brought the agency woman over. i still had all my stuff on. we looked down and i asked is that your guy? she was crying. that's when i a gave her my gun with 27 bullets left in it. the three bullets not left in it were in osama bin laden. why is this hero not getting any benefits? that's a gray question that esquire magazine tackled. now from the center joins us. he's written extensively about
that the president was reelected. obama care is the law of the land. michael: do you think, jeffery that that had any sort of kind of broad impact on other republicans when you hear the leader of their party at that time the de facto leader of their party since romney had lost state that. does that attitude become a little bit contagious? >> well, it's certainly the same kind of thinking that some of these governors that we've seen embrace the medicaid expansion have specifically said was their logic in going forward with it. rick scott mentioned this last week, they tried to beat it in congress, the supreme court, in the ballot box and lost each time, so reality has changed, so to speak. this law is now there, and the obama administration's going to move forward with putting it in place and try to make it work. with your running a state in particular that's what makes it differently from members of congress, they have residents' well being their responsible for. if you're chris christie or rick scott, looking at the big bag of money coming to your state accepting it or turning it down, the math beco
a conversation. he was in minnesota today. >> obama: we may not be able to prevent every massacre or random shooting. no law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. but if there is even one thing we can do, if there is one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. >> you know, i'm going to ask you both to listen to what went on as well. the president is taking the position that he wants to reach out. he wants to have a conversation with america. this was the beginning a 15-minute speech in minnesota. he went on to talk about the things that aren't being done that we don't know is being done. do you know for six years we have not had anybody confirmed as head of the atf of alcohol and tobacco and firearms? >> since they have not confirmed a director of alcohol tobacco and firearms in six years. they should confirm todd jones. >> how important is that? tell me why it hasn't happened and how important it is that we have someone in place. to a layperson it may seem like a figure head. >> it's interesting. that's an interesting question. i don't equally know how much the at
with fox news channel after the vote and pointed out that senator hagel in 2008, when barack obama was facing him in the nomination gave him cover in a sense, that he was out on this foreign trip with him sort of passively supporting his candidacy. mccain didn't go so far as to say this, but he pointed out thatten obsign iraq and that campaign, that he wasn't on our side. the other point is senator graham was right quite frank on this, we know hagel has nothing to do with benghazi, but this is the only leverage we have, this is the way the game is played. we're trying to leverage this situation to get more questions acknowledged about benghazi from the white house as the white house pointed out they already answered. cenk: lindsey graham is grandstanding because he that a primary coming up in south carolina and wants to seem tough on the president. >> senator reid made that point is this really where we're at that you need that sort of badge on your resume to fend off a tea party challenge. i raised that quote to senator graham. he said if this was a nominee from a republican presi
again and again. the obama administration has refused to sign the permits to allow for the complete construction of the pipeline. for those of you who don't know what it is, it's a $7 billion project that would pump more than 800,000-barrels of toxic tar sands crude each day from alberta through america's agricultural heart lands to remainries in the gulf. environmentalists have an issue because it is going to separate climate change. they're saying that if obama decides to sign this permit, he is basically going against what he said during the inauguration. let's take a look at what he did say about the climate change during the inauguration. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ applause ] >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> well, the reason why this is now making news today is because 53 of our u.s. senators have been urging obama to sign the permit.
. >> cenk: thank you. when we come back we've got the issue of the cabinet appointments of president obama. are they a little too cooperate corporate and we'll discuss this one from walmart. >> he helped us to oversee one one of our largest banks. >> most of our most successful and environmentally conscious companies. commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? current tv is the place for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. >> cenk: we're back on "the young turks." i'm going to show a bunch of president obama's nominees and see if you can find a pattern here. >> today i'm proud to announce the appointment of an expe
administration, it's disgusting under the obama administration. if you're an obama supporter i got news for you, it is worse than what bush did. dick cheney couldn't imagine executing u.s. citizens without a trial abroad. obama has gone one step further than them. if you don't like those facts that's a sad day for you. those are facts. they are indisputable. we have the white paper now that shows. according to the white paper the standards are: >> an informed leader, then of course execute away. number two: except in the memo, they changed the definition of imminent to mean not immediate. do you understand that? it is not actually eminent. so one who might pose a threat at a later time and if we don't know if they changed their mind later, that's also another sad day, we execute them anyway without asking a soul about it. number three: >> of course, later in the memo, it plains we wouldn't want to place an undue burden on our forces to capture them. if it's an undue burden to capture them, let's execute them anyway. this is unbelievable. thee american citizens have been executed. two of them, h
for praising obama for his handling in superstorm sandy. but it turns out that not inviting christie is only part of the snub. i got ahold of the cpac 2013 list of represents and everything in here is expressly designed to rub it in christie's face. first off, everyone else is going to be there. basically every loser there has ever been. also they are holding seminars in areas generally considered to be christie's strength. thursday they have a seminar called how to handle a heckler. and it's hosted by george allen. friday at 4:00 a competition to see who is best at disparaging the press. for lunch they are serving get this, a lot of food. and then a penguin from batman look alike competition. they are so cruel. only months ago he was the keynote speaker, but now the conservatives have changed the lock. and also they are going to be serving a lot of loc. which is funny. i'm done talking now. >> michael: someone is always in our a war room. check us out online at current.com/thewarroom, and check out our exclusive web extras. thanks for joining us and have a great night. w
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